Full Name

Janardan Gyanoba Navle

Born

December 07, 1902, Fulgaon, Maharashtra

Died

September 07, 1979, Pune, Maharashtra, (aged 76y 274d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

India's first Test wicketkeeper, JG Navle, put in a courtly display on the 1932 tour of England, Cardus being impressed by his "polished, quicksilver" work. According to Christopher Martin-Jenkins' Who's Who of Test Cricketers, Jack Hobbs rated Navle in the same league as George Duckworth and Bert Oldfield, which is high praise indeed. Forty-one dismissals came his way on that trip, only one of them (Douglas Jardine) in the one-off Test at Lord's. He also doubled up as opening batsman, and faced the historic first delivery of India's first Test innings from Bill Bowes.

Navle's only other Test appearance was at Bombay in 1933-34 after which he was dropped at the age of 31 to accommodate a younger man. Making his first-class debut in the Quadrangular at the age of 16, Navle kept wickets for Hindus for 16 straight years. He also played unofficial Tests against Arthur Gilligan's team in 1926-27 and Jack Ryder's team nine years later.
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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test240421310.5000010
FC65107419769619.180nullnull10136
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test2------------
FC65null000-----000
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Span
1918/19 - 1943/44
Photos
The 1932 All-India side prepare to board their train at the end of the tour
Pen portraits of the 1932 India tourists
The 1932 All-India side which toured England
The 1932 All-India side arrive at Victoria Station